Schacht, Gerhard "Eule"

Date of birth:
April 6th, 1916 (Berlin-Steglitz, German Empire)
Date of death:
February 7th, 1972 (Dortmund, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Sturmgruppe "Beton", Fallschirmjäger-Sturm-Abteilung “Koch”, 7.Flieger-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 12th, 1940
Awarded for:
Operation Fall Gelb
Action:
For merit and services in connection to the capture of Fort Eben-Emael.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Sturmgruppe "Beton", Fallschirmjäger-Sturm-Abteilung “Koch”, 7.Flieger-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 12th, 1940
Awarded for:
Operation Fall Gelb
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Sturmgruppe "Beton", Fallschirmjäger-Sturm-Abteilung “Koch”, 7.Flieger-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 12th, 1940
Awarded for:
Operation Fall Gelb
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
2/Fallschirm-AOK 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
December 21st, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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